In 1986, Citymeals Founder Gael Greene and then Board Member Joan Weill conceived the Power Lunch for Women as a spoof on the concept of the men's power breakfast.
Thirty-five years later, we're still bringing together friends — old and new — to raise awareness and funds for the fight to end elder hunger.
This November, we honored longtime volunteers Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, and steadfast partner Bloomberg. The event was emceed by Stephanie Ruhle, MSNBC Host and NBC News Senior Business Analyst.
This year's event was attended by 300 leaders from the worlds of business, media, politics, philanthropy and entertainment and raised nearly $3.7 million to prepare and deliver meals to older New Yorkers in need. Read the press release and check out press coverage and event photos.
Thanks to Citymeals official airline American Airlines and official water FIJI Water for their support, and to our generous patrons.
100% of your donation will be used for the preparation and delivery of meals, thanks to our partnership with the New York City Department for the Aging, along with gifts from our board of directors and others designated for administrative expenses.